2007 Newsletter Information
A Test for Right Action
1. Does the course of action you plan to follow seem logical and reasonable? Never mind what anyone else has to say. Does it make sense to you? If it does, it is probably right.
2. Does it pass the test of sportsmanship? In other words, if everyone followed this same course of action, would the results be beneficial for all?
3. Where will your plan of action lead? How will it affect others? What will it do to you?
4. Will you think well of yourself when you look back at what you have done?
5. Try to separate yourself from the problem. Pretend, for one moment, it is the problem of the person you most admire. Ask yourself how that person would handle it.
6. Hold up the final decision to the glaring light of publicity. Would you want your family and friends to know what you have done? The decisions we make in the hope that no one will find out are usually wrong.
- Anonymous - from The American Dowser”, Vol. 44, No 3, summer 2004, p 35
Living by a Hopi elder’s prophecy
To my fellow swimmers:
“There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid, who will try to hold on to the shore; they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know that the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river and keep our heads above water.
And I say ‘See who is there with you and celebrate.’ At this time in history we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves, for the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves. Banish the word ‘struggle’ from your attitude and vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. For we are the ones we have been waiting for.”
Taken from an address given by an elder member of the Arizona-based Hopi Nation. From: “Ode, For intelligent optimists” (a magazine), vol. 4, issue 9 Nov., 2006, p 68.
Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so powerful as hope.
With hope, one can work, one can dream. If you have hope, you have everything.
The world at this moment is a world of chaos, but, as the Dalai Lama says...
"the world is always moving. The world is always changing. Therefore, there is hope."
“The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation. “
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."
FMBR EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP
RUSSIAN APPROACH TO THE EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Dr. Natalia Shareyko, M.D. from Russia will demonstrate in this interactive experiential workshop the training approach being used at the Institute of Biosensory Psychology in Saint Petersburg to enhance one's abilities and conscious awareness of the great potentials available in life. The objective is to teach you how to evolve your consciousness to that beyond-physical component of the human being, while remaining in harmony with oneself and the surrounding world. This is a unique approach that combines a heart-centered attitude towards the world with a practice for development of the body's energetic centers, channels, and meridians that will allow a person to grow to his/her real self. The approach is based upon the research and development of Vladimir Tonkov in the field of the super-conscious, and has been used by Dr. Shareyko and other specialists at the Institute of Biosensory Psychology for over fifteen years.
DATE: Sunday, April 29, 2007
TIME: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (you may bring a bag lunch or eat out)
LOCATION: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) Gaia Room
COST: Pre-Register (before 4/23) $95; At the door $110;
Student (with ID) $55
REGISTRATION: Send checks to FMBR, P.O. Box 449, Los Altos, CA 94023-0449; Registration forms are on the web at www.fmbr.org.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit www.fmbr.org or call 415-793-1531
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FMBR is sponsoring an all day interactive workshop by Beverly Rubik, Ph.D. on the measurement of subtle energy effects. Participants, either singly or in groups, will " charge" different types of water and crystals, perform energy enhancing movements, and practice healing techniques. Before and after measurements will be made using the Fast Discharge Visualization Camera (GVD), Polycontrast Interference Photography (PIP), and the Electro-meridian Analysis System. Each participant will be measured using at least one instrument. Dr. Rubik is a biophysicist, researcher and educator who has worked on frontier science and medicine for almost 30 years. She spoke to FMBR in Sept. 2006 and is President and founder of the Institute for Frontier Science. Additional information is on www.fmbr.org.
LOCATION: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) Gaia Room (note change)
FMBR CHRISTMAS PARTY
The FMBR Christmas Party hosted about 75 members and guests. The food was plentiful, a sing-along was led by Marion Gough and Marsha Sims; Greg Yau, FMBR Co-President, demonstrated Gong-Fu and its impact upon the flow of chi in the body. Other members briefed the group upon their activities. The I-Ching reading is outlined below. Many thanks to our gracious hosts, Russell and Patty Targ, to Andy Luce for the loan of his electronic piano, and to our volunteers including Edie Fischer who guided the kitchen work and made the party a great success.
FMBR'S I-CHING READING FOR 2007
As has been the tradition, FMBR held an I-Ching Reading at the Christmas Party for the coming year. Dr. Larry Goldberg, Director, Institute for the Study of Conscious Systems, graciously agreed to conduct the reading. Co-President, Roger Boyer, asked the following question to the I-Ching: How can we, FMBR, move towards a deeper involvement with our intellectual and spiritual culture and society? Roger threw the coins. The Primary Hexagram thrown was #37, Family (Traditional Roles), with changing line #3; and the Secondary Hexagram was #42, Benefit (Increase).
An only “slightly facetious” set of rules developed by Marion Nestle in her book “What to Eat” on how to shop in a supermarket for the more healthy foods.
- (1) Shop the perimeter ( that’s where the fresh, cookable foods are ). If you must eat food in the center aisles ( where the processed,junky foods are),
- (2) Don’t buy packaged foods with more than five ingredients,
- (3) Don’t buy anything with an ingredient you can’t pronounce,
- (4) Don't buy anything with a cartoon on it because that food is being marketed directly to children,
- (5) Don't buy anything with a health claim, these are misleading,
- (6) Don’t buy anything that contains artificial anything.
- (7) If you don’t want your kids eating junk foods, don't have them in the house.
( Found in “Annual of Earth” Vol. XXIV, Number 3, 2006, p 23, a semi-annual publication of Ocean Arks International, 10 Shanks Pond Road, Falmouth, MA 02540 )
FUTURE WORKSHOPS at the Foundation for Mind-Being Research
JAN 27th: FMBR will sponsor a workshop/seminar on GOD, SCIENCE AND A PURPOSE FOR LIFE with astrophysicist Bernard Haisch, Ph.D. Dr. Haisch is the author of the recently published book The God Theory: Universes, Zero-Point Fields, and What's Behind It All. This interactive workshop will explore the scientific essentials underlying the questions: Can you believe in both science and God? Can you have spirituality without religion? Is there a grand purpose for your life? In a combination lecture and group discussion we will consider what this purpose might be and what that purpose means for our lives.
- Saturday, January 27, 2007, from 2 TO 5 p.m. in the Great Sophia Room of the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology.
- Send checks to FMBR, P.O. Box 449, Los Altos, CA 94023-0449 or register on-line using PayPal at www.thegodtheory.com/seminar.htm
- Registration by check prior to Jan 17 , or by Internet $45; $60 at the Door; Students $30
FEB 24th: FMBR will sponsor an all day interactive workshop, located at ITP, by Beverly Rubik, Ph.D. on the measurement of subtle energy effects. Participants, either singly or in groups, will "charge" different types of water and crystals, perform energy enhancing movements, and practice healing techniques. Before and after measurements will be made using the Fast Discharge Visualization Camera (GVD), Polycontrast Interference Photograpy (PIP), and the Electro-meridian Analysis System. Each participant will be measured using at least one instrument. Dr. Rubik is a biophysicist, researcher and educator who has worked on frontier science and medicine for almost 30 years. She spoke to FMBR in Sept. 2006 and is President and founder of the Institute for Frontier Science. Additional information is on www.fmbr.org.
ELECTION of FMBR BOARD of DIRECTORS
Elected to the FMBR Board of Directors at the FMBR Members Meeting on November 24th were Greg Yau (Co-President); Roger Boyer (Co-President); and Francis Lee (Executive Administrator).
Other Board members are: Bill Gough (Chairman); Edie Fisher (VP of Operations); Ken Morley (VP of Communications); Austin Marx (Treasurer); Marion Gough (Secretary); and Andrew Luce.